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Library Courses & Tutorials: Getting Started

Tutorials and courses on the library, research, citation styles, and more.

Library Basics Tutorials

Library Website Introduction

5 min video introducing some of the most useful features on the library website. 

Finding Full Text

10 min module which shows how to find the full text of any article, either from a search of your own or an existing citation.

Articles: from Popular to Scholarly

15 min course that examines scholarly and popular articles, highlighting their similarities and differences so that you can use them more effectively. 

Using Information Ethically and Avoiding Plagiarism

25-30 minute course that will introduce you to the concept of academic integrity and how its principles relate to the proper use and documentation of sources in your academic work.

Research Process Courses

From Topic to Research Question

5 min module that outlines the process of developing a research question about a topic. 

Basic Search Strategies

10 min course that shows how to create an effective search strategy to find relevant resources on your topic.

Advanced Search Strategies

10-15 min course that will demonstrate techniques you can use to create a more advanced search strategy for efficient searching.

Evaluating Online Information

20-25 min course that will help you develop skills to critically evaluate information.

Citation Style Courses

APA Style, 7th ed

30 min course that shows you how to use APA 7th edition to document your sources, and format a paper.

Chicago Style

MLA Style

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